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ERIC Number: EJ764473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0260-7476
The Effect of School-Based Practice on Student Teachers' Attitudes towards Inclusive Education in Northern Ireland
Lambe, Jackie; Bones, Robert
Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, v33 n1 p99-113 Feb 2007
This study seeks to discover the attitudes to inclusion of those about to embark on initial teacher education in Northern Ireland and the extent to which an extended teaching practice in a non-selective placement school can influence attitude change. A cohort of 125 student teachers responded to a survey that explored their attitudes towards a range of issues relating to inclusive education in the context of Northern Ireland. The findings indicate that student teachers in Northern Ireland show positive attitudes towards the principles of inclusion, with teaching practice experience in a non-selective school appearing to confirm and increase these positive attitudes. However, despite displaying increasingly positive attitudes towards inclusion post-teaching practice, there are indications that student teachers continue to show strong attachment to current organisational practices strongly related to academic selection. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)